A wonderful way to ease into the day with this track from the album Vulture Prince by Arooj Aftab. Thanks Simon!
30 Best-Looking Beer Cans
Even more fun, there’s a generator to make your own hip beer can design. If only I could upload a photo of my cat. Silly fun for Friday.
A hydroponic stand to grow food indoors. Self watering and self fertilizing with optional lights. My friend Lindsay has one of these and loves it. Comes in a variety of sizes.
3 Most Important Questions
Grab some pen and paper and take 24 minutes. Started my day doing this exercise by Vishen Lakhiani. to consider life experiences, growth and contribution. A powerful draft to consider the future. (Thanks Emily)
Billie and Finneas Eilish perform the single out in some sandy place (Simi Valley?). Dig all the tones in every way.
Dying for Minimum Wage
“Service Workers Aren’t Lazy, They Just Don’t Want to Risk Dying for Minimum Wage” I know friends in this boat, and I also know folks that vote against their best interests. It’s terribly frustrating.
Thinking of her
Heather Cox Richardson delivers essays that are steeped in history and incredibly thoughtful. Often she covers the political moment in context, but this week is all about Mother’s Day and it’s so good.
Going beyond recycling with a guide to zero waste practices and a trove of links to resources for shopping in bulk and composting to boot. / via DJ
Escape your geographic music bubble
Shake music monoculture with this data essay by The Pudding / via Creative Mornings (excellent) email newsletter
Trent Walton started a project making music, collaborating with his sons and packing it all up with not just album artwork, but mini videos (that loop on Spotify) for each track. I dig everything about this.
My Love: Six Stories of True Love
My friend Erik said this 6 part series was worth the watch. Quiet and lovely. Adding to the queue.
Teeny Tiny Firetruck
I kind of want to make a special trip to San Francisco to see this Daihatsu kei fire truck IRL.
girl in red “Seratonin”
“This is terrific.” – @hotdogsladies / Agreed 1000%
Create randomly generated email addresses that forward to your real inbox. Handy. / via Paul Bausch
A whimsical variable display typeface by Alex Tomlinson. Has a companion set of dingbats that use variable tech to animate.
Simple browser based tool to create duotones.
光を灯す/ future with bright lights
Japanese agency Dentsu created this video for an infrastructure company called Kandenko. Now I’m researching “silver ink circuit pen”
An excellent video by the band Dry Cleaning, directed by Rottingdean Bazaar / via Frank Chimero
Hide promoted tweets, trends, who to follow and more! Since installing browser extension I’ve been transported back to a quieter and calmer time. A plugin for Firefox and Chrome by Razvan Caliman
James Turrell’s Akhob
I’m updating my list of places I want to go. This installation above a Louis Vuitton store in Vegas is on it.
App Tracking Transparency
Even Apple’s explainer videos are nice.
Light Pollution Map
Paul Bausch has the right idea. Plan a camping trip based on this map.
Interview with Angry IKEA Guy
Service industry jobs need better pay and protections from horrible people. / via onfocus.com
Happy Net Box
A super experimental internet social experiment based on the arcane and near-forgotten retro internet protocol known as FINGER, by Ben Brown.
David Carson Teaches Graphic Design
“Learn new perspective in graphic design from David-effing-Carson for fifteen dollars? Uh, yes please.” Greg Storey (@brilliantcrank)
Toby Ord has digitally restored a selection of photos taken of earth from space. They’re magnificent.
This cat backpack
I would like this backpack very much. At the very least to share it with Edie. / via my nephew Matt
All about houseplants
The basics of selecting, watering, lighting, and overall caring for houseplants. / via Laura Olin
Geometric Digital Art
Formatted for a Samsung Frame TV. This feels like my sort of NFT because I am old fashioned. / via swiss-miss
80’s Levis ad with Stanley Tucci
Before he made cocktails on the internet, Stanley wore a tank top and showed off his guns.